SINCE 1900, IN SCANDIANO
As we leave Reggio Emilia behind us and our gaze starts to wander amidst a series of gently rolling hills, we, the vine-growers of Casali, feel at home once more. Nostalgia? It’s more than that. It is above all a feeling that takes us back to our deepest identity: that of those who have been growing wine grapes for generations, and consider wine a product of the land.
COMMITMENT AND PASSION
We breathe deeply of the breeze that blows from the Apennines, and, as if by magic, we feel a touch of pride. It’s true: we feel fortunate to live in a place so well loved, where we have learned to do things in a straightforward way and work with commitment and passion, day after day.
Making wine today: a constant commitment, a great attention to detail, deep involvement that sometimes seems to leave no room for anything else. In Casali, we vine-growers feel as if we have been making wine forever, based on ancient knowledge that is more than ever valid today. We are curious, and we know that comparison is the spice of life, because it gives birth to beautiful new ideas. Perhaps it is this, our willingness to experiment, which fuels the eclecticism with which we approach the wine world today. But what remains important is the fact that we can count on an age-old tradition, an ideal territory and some valuable native grape varieties. The rest seems to come naturally.
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN
We, the vine-growers of Casali, have values that are the result of common experience and history. First of all, we believe that our identity depends largely on what surrounds us, from the territory and the community that welcomes us, and with which we interact on a daily basis. We attach great importance to this sense of belonging.
We are convinced that our future depends on our ability to continue to enhance all those who, consciously or otherwise, are custodians of our knowledge. Certainly the farmers, but also the craftsmen, and the cooks, with whom we share a special work ethic, that is based on pleasure and conviviality.